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Author: Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959; Dulac, Edmund, 1882- [from old catalog] illus
Keywords: aladdin; arabian nights; dulac;
Publisher: New York, C. Scribner's sons : London, Hodder and Stoughton
Book contributor: Beatrice Murch
Full catalog record: MARCXML
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Creative Commons license: Public Domain
B. Stockwell -
Subject: A Masterpiece of the Illustrator's Art
With just short of two dozen watercolour images plus an assortment of pen and ink spot illustrations, this book is a wonder. Dulac has always been in Arthur Rackham's shadow. A look at these illustrations makes you wonder way - Dulac was certainly a better artist and much better colourist. His output was incredible and his work isn't as posed or cartoonish as Rackham's could be. Dulac - who was Fench - took his work seriously. (Rackham's illustrations to Poe indicate he didn't really "get" Poe: Dulac's works show an understanding of the funereal and poignant longing in Poe.) Comparisons aside, the Arabian Nights illustrations are astonishing works by any standard. His level of sucess was demonstrated by an on-going arrangement he had in London; a gallery would commission Dulac to do a series of works for a literary work. A publisher would buy the reproduction rights and the gallery would sell the original artwork. Nice work if you can get it . . .
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|Evidence:||Evidence reported by SebastianHammer for item storiesarabian00housmiss on Feb 19, 2006; known publication or copyright year is 1907; published before 1923; published or distributed in the US; unclear whether published by US government; have not determined whether item contains a valid copyright symbol.|
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